Stella Got Her Groove Back, and So Can You

In the wildly famous, very funny 1998 movie, Stella, played by the sexy, Angela Bassett, is a powerful business woman, who is too busy with raising her son and her career to have a life, and after some persuading, is finally talked into living a little and getting away on a long overdue”vaca”, with her…

Love and Our Lexicon

lex·i·con [ˈleksiˌkän, ˈleksiˌkən] lexicon (noun) the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge: “the size of the English lexicon” Ever since I was a little girl words have fascinated me.  I began reading at a very early age, and I believe this became intertwined with my love for writing and my love of words. …

All That I Will Ever BE…. Brilliant

Everything I am, all that I will ever BE…brilliant All that I see, all that I have seen, all that I will ever BE…brilliant Places I have gone, all the places that I long to see, all that I will ever BE…brilliant Everyone I love, everyone I’ve loved, all that I will ever BE…brilliant Every…

Fuck Feelings. They Make a Pill For That

WARNING….Crazy Chic Rant…..

“We are not even through the first week of the new year and if one more person utters the words, New Year, New Me, I am going to lose my shit.  It isn’t that I don’t appreciate anyone making the effort, it’s just that sooner or later we all are compelled, nudged, and bitch slapped, into making some sort of change, either  because we have reached a turning point, we have a health crisis, or we just plain feel it with every fiber of our being that it needs to be so.”

Sabbatical For the Soul

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SabbaticalSabbatical or a sabbatical (from Hebrew: shabbat (שבת) (i.e., Sabbath), in Latin: sabbaticus, in Greek: sabbatikos (σαββατικός), literally a “ceasing”) is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year.    The holiday craze is upon us and it is about this time every year where I secretly imagine taking a year-long…

Feeling Thankful

Today and always, I am thankful for the love of family and friends and the blessings they bring to my life. As well as my fellow bloggers and my readers. The easiest way to stay humble and appreciate what you have in life, is to be thankful and recognize the gift each day brings us,…

Vision Quest…The Power of Positivity

About 16 years ago, I stumbled upon a self-help book that changed my life.  Seriously.  I had already been on the path to emotional healing and well-being and had been spending my days between diaper changes, nursing, motherhood, school, and self-love.  I was at the book store looking for some books to read in my…

Finding Fairytales

I have a bone to pick with Charles Perrault and The Brothers Grimm.  Considering all three died centuries ago, that would be a proverbial bone.  You may or may not recognize the names.  Charles Perrault was a French writer, who most notably wrote Cinderella, and the Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm and Jacob, wrote many children’s fables and…

Seeking Absolution; The Path of the Righteous

“There will always be someone who on their moral high ground, who feels that they know what is in your heart and what the “true intent” was in what you did, or said or should have done. For that you can plead your case until you are blue in the face and nothing will ever serve as justice. It will always be that bitter pill stuck in their throats, with all of the grand illusions and speculations.”

Fun After Fifty….The Second Coming

This year I have come reached some pretty significant milestones.  I turned 50 years young in March, I took my reproductive cycle full circle, and survived menopause.  How? I will never know, and I decided to get sober and make changes for my health and well being so I am around to see my children…

Shedding Myself…Seven Years New

“I can most assuredly tell you that this is so spot on for me at this moment, with the exception of physical prowess and vitality, which I plan on maintaining until I take my final breath! But the introspective reflection and taking stock comes into sharper view and I can tell you that I am really becoming quite adept at telling people how I truly feel and less likely to put up with the bullshit I use to take in my twenties and thirties. Susie don’t play that anymore, I can tell you that with brut honesty, no regrets, or apologies, and both fingers raised! I’ll let you decide which fingers!”

Gen-X…Where We Are Today

“Every generation feels that they did far better than the one before them, and that future generations are failing to conitnue what they started. Nothing infuriates me more when I hear people making excuses for other generation’s, many people claim that Millenials are the entitled generation, that they are lazy and don’t want to work hard, that they want to listen to rap music and smoke pot, and don’t want to excel. Funny thing is they said that about us Gen-X’ers and look how far we have come and what we have done in a few decades. Let us not seek to blame, that was the past, a disillusioned establishment, that wanted to point fingers and find fault, instead of getting off their collective asses and find solutions. We have the power for real change, we have the knowledge to do better now, because we know better now. We don’t have to bare the shame of what past genertions did, if we seek to learn from these mistakes, and we truly can be the change we want to see in our world. But change won’t come about at the hands of separatist views, skewed political ideals, religious and racial supremacy, or even righteous indignation.”